July 14, 2018
8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Paddle to protect the Sound in the SoundWaters Flotilla on Saturday, July 14th at 8:30 am. Kayakers and paddle boarders will launch from Weed Beach in Darien and Cove Island Park in Stamford and paddle in a colorful 4-mile flotilla to Stamford Harbor where they will celebrate with food, music and a fun summer beach party for all ages. Timed with the tide, this is an easy way to explore the CT coastline and SoundWaters will provide return transport back to participants’ starting point following a beautiful morning on the water.
The Flotilla is sponsored by SoundWaters with generous support from Legg Mason Global Asset Management. SoundWaters is a non-profit focused on protecting Long Island Sound through education. Each year, they teach over 32,000 students from across Connecticut about Long Island Sound. Those students will grow up to be the adults who protect Long Island Sound for generations to come. The SoundWaters Flotilla is supported by DownUnder, Darien Neighbors Magazine and Hey Stamford!
What is it?
Adults and children paddling kayaks and paddle boards 4 miles along the Long Island Sound shoreline to raise money to support SoundWaters Long Island Sound education programs.
The Route: Paddle 4 miles from Cove Island Park in Stamford and Weed Beach in Darien to Boccuzzi Park (aka, Southfield Park) on Stamford Harbor. This distance is very achievable by all ages and experience levels. The launch starts at 8:30 am so the water will be flat and the winds will be calm and there will be plenty of kayak guides and support boats to ensure your safety and enjoyment.
Friday, July 13
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Optional equipment drop off for your convenience at Cove Island Park
Saturday, July 14
7:30 am: Equipment drop off and check-in at Cove Island Park and Weed Beach. A light breakfast will be available at Cove Island. Paddlers launching from Weed Beach will paddle over to Cove Island for the official launch.
8:30 am: Flotilla launches from the beach at Cove Island
9:30 am – 11:30 am: Flotilla arrives at Boccuzzi Park on Stamford Harbor
10:00 am – 2:00 pm: Beach party at Boccuzzi Park with lunch, music and activities
Transportation for paddlers and kayaks/boards will be provided back to Cove Island or Weed Beach throughout the day.
What do you need?
Kayak or paddle board, a paddle and Coast Guard-certified personal flotation device (life jacket).
For more details on registration/fundraising, click here!
Cove Island Park
1281 Cove Road
Stamford, CT 06902